Crighton Theatre Newsletter
March-May 2017


See the comedy Farce of Nature at the Crighton!

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Young Texas Artists Competition

This competition chooses the best of the best in classical music. Categories include Piano; Voice; Strings; Winds; Brass; Percussion; Harp, and Guitar. Participants vie for the official State of Texas prize and an Audience Award. Bach, Beethoven and BBQ - all in one place.

Xuesha Hu took home the competition's Grand Prize as well as the Gold Medal in the Piano Division last year for her redition of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15." She lives in Fort Worth and earned her bachelor's in piano performance from Texas Christian University.

Don't miss YTA at the Crighton on March 11 at 7:30PM!

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Opera Leggera's The Three Texan Tenors

Pack your saddlebags and get ready for an exciting ride! The Opera Leggera's the Three Texan Tenors are coming to town! The boys have corralled together an unbelieveable collection of the most requested songs from broadway, pop, operetta and the all time favorites that you love so well. This will be an evening not to be forgotten as the Three Texan Tenors take time from their trail riding adventures to serenade you and yours at the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas.

Don't miss Opera Leggera's The Three Texan Tenors at the Crighton on Saturday March 25th at 7:00 PM and Sunday March 26th at 2:00 PM!

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Greater Tuna

Welcome back to Tuna, Texas!

GREATER TUNA is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens - men, women, children, and animals alike - are portrayed by only 2 performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful. Called "a good ol' down-home laugh-out-loud fest," by DC Metro Theater Arts, GREATER TUNA has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and Off-Broadway, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Late Night with David Letterman, and as an HBO special. 2 Actors, 20 Characters, 20 million laughs.

Don't miss Greater Tuna at the Crighton at 7:30 PM on March 31!

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Farce of Nature

The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. Meet D. Gene Wilburn, the owner and proprietor of The Reel 'Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who's just checked in - an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca from Chicago - is only there due to a location shift in the Witness Protection Program.

In the deliciously funny romp that ensues, they all hide, lie, disguise themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another while trying to figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed and the lives of all - family, guests, and gangsters alike - change in incredible and surprising ways. This side-splittingly funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy is guaranteed to win your audiences over, hook, line, and sinker!

Performances are on April 14-30, 2017!

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Kokonut Capers

Ahoy, matey! Do the calypso while you get a diploma at Kokonut High! You'll love this buoyant island musical comedy with its swift action, treasure chest of jokes and plot that moves like a hurricane. Cordelia Hawkins and her kids must do something to earn money on storm-devastated Kokonut Island. They decide to open Kokonut High, a private institution of higher learning that promises a degree for every student... for a hefty tuition fee. In addition to the future snorklin' scholars that show up, a crime syndicate and the ghost of Cap'n Kidd also lands on the island! Come join the fun and tap your toes while walking the plank!!

Performances are on May 12-13, 2017!

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

Performances for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are from May 19-28, 2017.

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Rising Stars and Legends Festival

Art and culture are everywhere in the booming community of Conroe, Texas, overflowing with fresh, new art and artists, theater companies, galleries, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers. The city boasts a symphony orchestra with a celebrated conductor, a world-renowned classical music competition, a choral group that has performed in Carnegie Hall, an esteemed Texas poet laureate, and music events from classical and jazz to country and pop.

Rising Stars and Legends of Texas brings it all together with the ultimate arts and culture mash-up on April 21 and 22 in downtown Conroe. Thirteen organizations comprising the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance are presenting art and artists from Conroe and around the state for a special time to celebrate the arts with fun, family entertainment that encompasses the visual, performing, literary and cultural arts.

Stage Right and the Crighton Theatre will be presenting a short video on Harry M. Crighton, mayor of Conroe and the founder of the Crighton Theatre from 1-3 PM on Saturday, April 22. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, with the raising of the 13 flags that have flown over Texas, musical entertainment and special guests. The festivities continue at noon on Saturday, April 22, when the streets will be filled with fun, food, entertainment and lots of fabulous art.

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